A guy came into my store the other day, picked up the Cubs baseball schedules on the counter and slammed them back down.
"Throw these out! I hope they lose every game."
A Sox fan. I smiled and gave him my usual spiel that if everybody rooted for the same team, sports would be boring. He grumbled off.
A couple days later the same guy strolled in sporting a Philadelphia Flyers cap.
"Flyers?" I queried as he came to the counter.
And he said -- I kid you not...
"Don't be a hater."
This story has no end.
Words are only symbols and sounds. They need to be backed by actions and substance.